June 09, 2023

US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack

Allies commit to deploy strategic assets in ‘timely, effective manner’ in high-level talks on nuclear deterrence

The U.S. and South Korea resolved Friday to “strengthen coordination” on deploying strategic assets like stealth jets and aircraft carriers in response to North Korean threats, warning that they will meet any DPRK nuclear attack with “an overwhelming and decisive response.”

The allies reached the decision on strategic assets during a meeting of the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group (EDSCG) in Washington, the first such meeting of the high-level defense working group in nearly five years.